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The Catholic University of America

Department of Drama

Washington, DC

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The Catholic University of America

Overview

The Catholic University of America / Department of Drama is located in Washington, DC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Acting
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Playwriting
(Certificate) Creative teaching through drama
Master of Arts (MA) Theatre history and criticism
Master of Arts (MA) Theatre education
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Directing

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Varies
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

20
Applied
16
Accepted
8
Enrolled
80%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 15th July 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 15th November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, official copies of academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

36
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.78%
Black or African American 5.56%
White or Caucasian 83%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.78%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5.56%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (22%)
Female (77%)

Faculty

17
Total faculty
Full-time - 8
Part-time - 9
Male (9)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Acting, directing, playwriting, costume design, Shakespearean stage history
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
204,255

Location & Contact

Address Cardinal Station
Washington, DC  20064
United States
Contact Dr. Patrick Tuite
Chair
Email: tuite@cua.edu
Phone: 202-319-5351
Fax: 202-319-5359

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